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Old 10-31-2012, 05:52 AM
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The reciver wont bind to the transmitter if its isnt in 18Test mode

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:16 AM
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Curious. My 18 came with the single case. Where can I purchase a double case like this one?

So...The question??? Where can this double radio box be purchased with the 18MZ symbol on it?
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Gary If you find a source for the double case let us know. I too would like one.



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Old 11-02-2012, 09:34 AM
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Gary If you find a source for the double case let us know. I too would like one.



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I have seen the double case but not with the 18mz label....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHSW3&P=SM

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Old 11-03-2012, 12:46 AM
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Hi guys,

Very good question, even in Aussie where the 18's are sold in the double case, it is not possible to buy a new double case with the 18 emblem...... I would love the be able to buy one myself.

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That case doesn't have the same dimensions. It is shorter.


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Gary If you find a source for the double case let us know. I too would like one.



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I have seen the double case but not with the 18mz label....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHSW3&P=SM

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That case doesn't have the same dimensions. It is shorter.


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Gary If you find a source for the double case let us know. I too would like one.



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I have seen the double case but not with the 18mz label....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHSW3&P=SM


Yes the dimensions are not the same, main difference is the split between top and bottom - the top part is much less, not a 50/50 split...
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I just received my Futaba GPS unit and am having a blast with it and my 18mz. I set it up with a switch so it will read out my speed audibly every 5 seconds or my altitude every five seconds depending on switch position. So cool!
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Thanks for that little tip. I got mine a week ago but the Wx is crummy and I'm too busy anyway to have messed without yet.
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Gary,
I didn't think the GPS was available yet. Tower keeps pushing the date back. Is there any data logging on the SD card with the 18MZ? I don't see it in the manual but Futaba's manuals are never complete. Did you get your GPS locally module locally? Thanks.

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I didn't think the GPS was available yet. Tower keeps pushing the date back. Is there any data logging on the SD card with the 18MZ? I don't see it in the manual but Futaba's manuals are never complete. Did you get your GPS locally module locally? Thanks.

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I just ordered it at my local hobby shop. I have not seen any data logging on the SD card but that does not mean its not there. I hjust have not looked.
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Futaba has just released a software update for the 18MZ. This is version 2.3.1 The update is available for download at: http://www.futabarc.com/software-updates.html

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I just received my 18MZ and plan on setting it up with my Skymaster A-10. My current thinking is to use 2 7008 receivers to get 16 channels. Do yiu guys recommend a power system with this set-up? Anyone have pictures of a two rx + power system install? Thabks in advance.
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I just received my 18MZ and plan on setting it up with my Skymaster A-10. My current thinking is to use 2 7008 receivers to get 16 channels. Do yiu guys recommend a power system with this set-up? Anyone have pictures of a two rx + power system install? Thabks in advance.
Didn't you have an 18MZ and get rid of it or am I thinking of someone else? Not trying to start anything. Just checking if my memory loss is getting worse.

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Here are my setups in my Pirotti Tuono and my SM large BAE Hawk. Both using 2 three channel Futaba RX's with S-Bus connections from Rx into PowerBox Competition SRS.
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Here is my Comp Arf hawk with two 8 ch rx's. Both using S-Bus to the PowerBox SRS and supplied by two lipo's.
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I just received my 18MZ and plan on setting it up with my Skymaster A-10. My current thinking is to use 2 7008 receivers to get 16 channels. Do yiu guys recommend a power system with this set-up? Anyone have pictures of a two rx + power system install? Thabks in advance.
Didn't you have an 18MZ and get rid of it or am I thinking of someone else? Not trying to start anything. Just checking if my memory loss is getting worse.

Marty
Yes, I did get one and then sold it. At the time I didn't want to spend them time converting my planes over and the dx18 seemed like a good choice. I've had 3 dx18s with defects so I decided to give Futaba a try again.
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Joe and Gary, thanks for thr photos. Very helpful.
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I just received my 18MZ and plan on setting it up with my Skymaster A-10. My current thinking is to use 2 7008 receivers to get 16 channels. Do yiu guys recommend a power system with this set-up? Anyone have pictures of a two rx + power system install? Thabks in advance.
Didn't you have an 18MZ and get rid of it or am I thinking of someone else? Not trying to start anything. Just checking if my memory loss is getting worse.

Marty
Yes, I did get one and then sold it. At the time I didn't want to spend them time converting my planes over and the dx18 seemed like a good choice. I've had 3 dx18s with defects so I decided to give Futaba a try again.
Thanks for clearing that up. I guess I still have some memory left.

On another note, the pdf that shows what feature updates are in this release discusses the timer vibration function . That's been in there before this release unless they added new patterns of vibration. I was hoping they would have a voice timer. Wonder why they changed the voice to a woman? I know they do that in full scale as they say male pilots respond better but I would think most men would just ignore it.

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I just received my 18MZ and plan on setting it up with my Skymaster A-10. My current thinking is to use 2 7008 receivers to get 16 channels. Do yiu guys recommend a power system with this set-up? Anyone have pictures of a two rx + power system install? Thabks in advance.
wow after all the futaba hate you got an 18mz, isn't this your 2nd 18mz? Are you sure can handle the programming its VERY HARD don't want to get a brain aneurysm, maybe stick with your JR just be safe no?
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But if you are going to stick to Futaba, currenlty you have only 2 choices for power:

1, SRS powerboxes form Powerbox
2, Upcoming Smart Fly SBUS system

any other method and you'll need to run in PWM mode not sbus.
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Hi
You are wrong Robbe has the best power box system and it covers both. Go to the Robbe website and check it out have been running this system for 12 Months.
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Here we go the inevitable Futaba JR debate fuelled by a JR troll as usual.

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I am planning to use the Robbe power system in my two twins. Very nice I just wish futaba would sale it here in the states
I am looking for one, would like to find a good deal on a used one
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You are wrong Robbe has the best power box system and it covers both. Go to the Robbe website and check it out have been running this system for 12 Months.
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I just received my 18MZ and plan on setting it up with my Skymaster A-10. My current thinking is to use 2 7008 receivers to get 16 channels. Do yiu guys recommend a power system with this set-up? Anyone have pictures of a two rx + power system install? Thabks in advance.
wow after all the futaba hate you got an 18mz, isn't this your 2nd 18mz? Are you sure can handle the programming its VERY HARD don't want to get a brain aneurysm, maybe stick with your JR just be safe no?
You really need to mind your own business.
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